The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Lua skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lua over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lua
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 634 601
Rank change year-on-year +40 -33  
Contract jobs citing Lua 6 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.045%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.032% 0.029% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 20
Median daily rate £460 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £410 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £478
% change year-on-year - -5.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £37.50

Lua is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Lua
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Lua as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lua.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 6 £460 +2.22% 4
London +36 4 £460 - 2
South West -1 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lua also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Lua.

1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) C++
3 10 (58.82%) Python
4 7 (41.18%) TDD
4 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
5 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (35.29%) nginx
5 6 (35.29%) Redis
6 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (29.41%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (23.53%) JSON
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 4 (23.53%) MySQL
7 4 (23.53%) Embedded C++
7 4 (23.53%) REST
7 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
7 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
7 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
7 4 (23.53%) Docker
8 3 (17.65%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (17.65%) Go
8 3 (17.65%) Pyramid
8 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (17.65%) OpenGL
8 3 (17.65%) OO
8 3 (17.65%) CSS

Lua
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) nginx
2 3 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (5.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
3 1 (5.88%) OpenVPN
3 1 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Redis
2 4 (23.53%) MySQL
3 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.88%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Android Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Games Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) JSON
1 4 (23.53%) REST
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (17.65%) OpenGL
2 3 (17.65%) Pyramid
3 2 (11.76%) DirectX
3 2 (11.76%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) CryEngine
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) OpenCL
4 1 (5.88%) OpenCV
4 1 (5.88%) Robotlegs
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.88%) Sensu
4 1 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (11.76%) Digital TV
1 2 (11.76%) iPad
1 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (11.76%) STB
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) OpenWrt
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
1 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
3 3 (17.65%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) Game Development
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Vision
5 1 (5.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
5 1 (5.88%) Post-Production
5 1 (5.88%) SOLID
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
4 4 (23.53%) Embedded C++
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) Go
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) C
6 2 (11.76%) Ruby
7 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
7 1 (5.88%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (5.88%) BrightScript
7 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) BusyBox
3 1 (5.88%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Roku
2 1 (5.88%) VMware